Fortunately for sewists in this situation we have a hobby that can give us weeks of occupation while staying home. I could spend a whole week just on cleaning and organizing my sewing room and varied stashes.
I've started making plans for some sewing during this time, and here's what I've come up with.
|A couple of new items added to the stack.
|Traced off 5 Burda patterns yesterday and am now matching them up with fabrics
|A "back up" stack of potential makes ;)
Of course, I also have tons of reading to do; my Goodreads TBR is currently sitting at 1705 titles, and I probably have 30 books I could pick up immediately on my shelves already.
If I start feeling a little too isolated, there are great challenges popping up on Instagram to keep us connected during this quarantine period. I love the idea of #SewcialDistancingChallenge. I have a vintage housedress pattern that might be perfect for this!
With my son’s respiratory issues, we’ve been moderately social distancing ourselves for the past couple of weeks. Even with my family around, it’s a pretty lonely experience. And with my family around, it is a crazy-making experience. I have had no desire to dress up, sew (be it costumes or vintage clothing) because, well, there’s nowhere to go and it just seems so trivial. I decided this morning that enough was enough and I’m going to focus on not dressing for going out, but staying in. And who else knew how to look good stuck in the home but our foremothers? So… I went into my sewing room and picked a house dress pattern and some vintage rayon that I’ve had for forever. If you want to join in and share what you’re making for our shared confinement, join the #sewcialdistancingchallenge. Be it, a robe, nightgown, lounging clothes, or a housedress — just make something and strut it around the house! Please share this post with anyone in your life who needs a distraction right now! #vintagesewing #vintageclothing #sewing @memade #1940sstyle #1940sfashion #vintagepattern #vintagefabric #vintagestyle #sewcialistsofinstagram #sewersofinstagram #sewcialdistancing
There is also a hashtag started by the Sewcialists, #SewStayHome, which will have ideas on how to manage your time alone, if that idea alarms you.
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Looks like a lot of us will be staying home a lot to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we here at @sewcialists are wondering how we can help during this stressful time! 🥰We know that a lot of Sewcialists are anxious and introverted, and that a lot of our community have health concerns that makes them more vulnerable. We are thinking of everyone out there who is facing financial struggles, a lack of child care, and everything else that may come our way! We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions below on how we could give everyone a nice safe spot in their day! 💡 💡 💡 whats a fun project we could start as a community? -Gillian #sewstayhome #sewcialists
How are you doing? Do you have lots of plans to keep you busy?
I hope you are able to self isolate as much as possible and take care of yourselves and others. Let's stick together!